1. Opening weekend: ITC presents ‘Nana's Naughty Knickers’

The Island Theater Company's upcoming comedy “Nana's Naughty Knickers” opens March 23.

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Written by Katherine DiSavino, the show features is about Bridget and her grandmother, who are about to become roommates in Nana's rent controlled Upper East Side New York apartment. However, grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five-borough area.

“Nana's Naughty Knickers” will be performed at the Rose History Auditorium, 180 S. Heathwood, Marco Island. Dates and are March 23-25, April 6-8 and 12-14. Showtimes are at 7:30 with the matinees at 2:30 p.m., March 25 and April 8 at 2:30.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at, at Centennial Bank, 615 Elkcam Circle, at the Gift Shop at the Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood, by calling 239-394-0080, or at the door a half hour prior to the show. Group discounts are available.

To reserve seats for a group of 10 or more, please call the Box Office at 239-394-0080 to make your reservations and receive a $2 discount per ticket and reserved seating.

2. This weekend: Barron Collier at Calusa Days

Happy Birthday, Barron Gift Collier!

On Saturday, March 24, learn about the man who was born in Memphis 145 years ago and changed the face of Southwest Florida. Hear how he had a county named for him and forged a road through the Everglades as well as owning a chain of hotels and several newspapers.

Local historian Marya Repko will give a free talk about her new book “The Story of Barron Collier” at 1 p.m. in the Chickee Hut at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center of Everglades National Park during “Calusa Days.”

Information: or 239-695-3311.

3. Tuesday: Author visits P.J. Boox Book Store

The U. S. Department of Education (2015) found 22 percent of students in our schools are being bullied. Other studies report even higher numbers.

Award-winning author, Dolores Burton’s series of picture books for young children help kids learn skills that may lessen the likelihood of them becoming a bully or becoming the victim of a bully. Child-friendly owl characters in “But You Don’t Look Like Me!,” and the award-winning “Bully Billy is Back! The Burrowing Owls Are Worried,” demonstrate acts of kindness and introduce research-based anti-bullying strategies to young children.

Dr. Burton will be discussing her books at P.J. Boox Book Store, 13550 Reflections Pkwy #5-501, Fort Myers, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 27. Come meet the author and her owl friends.

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